Lunar and Planetary Institute

LPI Earth and Space Science Newsletter

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CosmoQuest / CLSE Google Hangouts
Join CosmoQuest and the LPI-JSC Center for Lunar Science and Exploration (CLSE) the first Tuesday of the month as we chat with folks working with NASA SSERVI (Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute)! Our next Hangout will be July 7th at 7:30pm CT with guest Dr. David Kring, PI for the LPI-JSC SSERVI team, the Center for Lunar Science and Exploration. All Hangouts begin at 5:30pm PT / 6:30pm MT / 7:30pm CT / 8:30pm ET.

HMNS lecture: NASA’s Year of the Dwarves: Exploration of Ceres and Pluto
2015 marks the first exploration ever of dwarf planets. The two unprecedented missions-Dawn and New Horizons are mapping the icy dwarf planets Ceres and Pluto. On August 11 at the Houston Museum for Natural Science, Dr. Paul M. Schenk of the Lunar and Planetary Institute will review the missions as they explore the inner and outer solar system, and will share the top questions scientists hope to answer with the data they gather. Friends of the Lunar and Planetary Institute receive $5 off regular ticket price of $18; Present coupon code Lec$5off when purchasing tickets at HMNS Box Office or 713.639.4629.

Passing Pluto: event at LPI on August 8
Join us at the Lunar and Planetary Institute on August 8 to learn about solar system exploration and hear about the first close-up pictures of Pluto received from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft.